Originally Posted by RDKirk
We teach our kids to do this nowawadays. They cut and paste off the web for their high school and college papers, presenting other people's work as their own--and it's become a tacitly acceptable practice. There is no concept of anything about it being wrong. "It's just to get my foot in the door...the work I'll do for my employer will be my work."
I don't know where your kids go to school, but in both high school and university there were plagiarism 'sessions' that made it quite clear that it was not acceptable, and the punishments on those caught are quite severe.
It's easy to do, but it's inevitable to get caught because nothing gets forgotten now that everything is digital, and the punishments are pretty harsh.
It's not tacitly acceptable anywhere I've been or with anyone I know...